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Welcome to the Online Headquarters of the Galveston Island Beach Patrol.

We're there! Daily island-wide beach flag color and beach advisory status updates, with safety information for Galveston Island and the broader Coastal Texas Community. Check out information on programs of and partnerships with the Galveston Island Beach Patrol.



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Updates, Events, and Information
Anniversary of Hurricane Ike

Anniversary of Hurricane Ike The Anniversary of Hurricane Ike came and went without much fanfare. I still remember how ...

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Heat Wave

Heat Wave We are in some weird weather patterns fluctuating between storms and heat waves. Although ...

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Crabbing Trip Gone Wrong

Crabbing Trip Gone Wrong The late afternoon sun danced across the water of the East End Lagoon. A ...

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Night Swim 2016

Night Swim 2016 Most schools are still in session for one more week, so next weekend really ...

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Fin Cut and Night Swim

Fin Cut and Night Swim Last Tuesday evening a call came out that there was a shark bite at ...

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Summer Event Kick-off

Summer Event Kick-off At the time most of you are reading this about 30 Beach Patrol Senior ...

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Megaladonasaurus

Megaladonasaurus Before we really professionalized the Beach Patrol, in the days before liability was an ...

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Pygmy Sperm Whale

Pygmy Sperm Whale Living as close to the ocean as we do we become very familiar with ...

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GMR

GMR The two men were paddling a canoe about half a mile off of their ...

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Mass Rescue

Mass Rescue The report of the incident starts out, "15:04 Unit 290,Supervisor Buck & Stewart, dispatched ...

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Mary’s Rescue

Mary’s Rescue Last Saturday we almost lost several lives, including one of our lifeguards. The incident started ...

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Snakes and Social Media

Snakes and Social Media I love spring on the beach. Fog, sun, hot, cold, empty beach, people. It’s ...

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TACP

TACP On the beach we have a multitude of special events, many of which the ...

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Storm Scare

Storm Scare A pop up storm can cause us to walk a tightrope and really highlights ...

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Spring has Sprung!

Spring has Sprung! One week from today the Spring Break Crowd will be arriving. But, in case ...

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